Computer security threatened by pre-installed components

A Department of Homeland Security official has acknowledged imported computer components are arriving in the United States already compromised by programs and parts designed to facilitate cyber attacks.

Anonymous fires warning shot in Apple's direction

Hacker group Anonymous infiltrated Apple during the Fourth of July weekend, and released 27 usernames and passwords for one of the company's websites.

One critical update for June's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has announced four updates, one of them rated critical, will be released on July 12, this month's Patch Tuesday.

Long-running tabloid can't survive hacking scandal

A hacking scandal has led to the demise of the 168-year-old British tabloid News of the World, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

Two Department of Energy labs hacked

The websites of the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Richland, Washington, and Jefferson National Laboratory, in Newport News, Virginia, have been hacked, the labs acknowledged on July 6.

Hackers telephone victims in Oregon

Having received more than a dozen reports of a telephone scam duping people into downloading malware to their computers, the Oregon Department of Justice issued a consumer warning on July 6.

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